European ministers will meet later today to attempt to come to a decision on how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers who are already in Europe.
The meeting in Brussels later today is an attempt to reach a consensus ahead of a meeting tomorrow of European leaders.
The UK will not take part as it has chosen to opt-out. However, Ireland and Denmark, the other two countries who could opt-out have decided to take part.
An agreement is expected to be difficult to reach as a group of central European states is resisting pushes for countries to accept mandatory quotas. Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic oppose the quotas.
The quotas have been supported by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and requested by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Yet the arrival of tens of thousands numbers of migrants have caused divisions in the EU, and while ministers could push through a deal via a majority vote, ministers want to reach a compromise.
Migrants are arriving in Greece and moving on to other countries, including Hungary, where a wire fence was put up along the Serbian border and where tear gas was reportedly used on migrants last week.